>> Friday, April 01, 2011
It feels like ages since the last issue of the Brief. So many things have happened since. A few:
World’s Best Wine Book!
We won the prize “World’s Best Wine Book for Professionals 2010” in the international book competition Gourmand World Cookbook Awards! The book had already been named “best wine book of the year 2010” in Sweden and we knew we were nominated at the GWCA. But we also knew that we were up against books from for example Spain, Italy and China. So when we were at the awards ceremony at the Folies Bergères theatre in Paris (nice place!) we did not really have much hope to be on the podium. And then we win!! Dumbstruck is not an exaggeration.
We are immensely proud and very glad the book is appreciated even internationally. We just regret that it is not (yet?) available in English! We have made a big effort to make the book unique and informative – there are not that many comparable texts on the subject for the enthusiastic ‘amateaur’ or dedicated wine professional. More info further down in the Brief!
The World’s Best Wine Travel Site?
That may be stretch, but it is FINALLY there. Our new site on wine and food travel: www.bkwinetours.com. It is an entirely new site with all information on our wine tours (English language tours). We have spent a lot of time and effort to create a site that has lots of information and where it is easy to find what you are looking for. And that gives us a better tool to really show you what our wine tours are about: more exciting text, beautiful pictures, and even a few videos.
The site also has a brand new dedicated travel blog – the TRAVELOG – that you definitely should subscribe to if you are interested in wine and food travel. Subscribe on RSS here: http://www.bkwinetours.com/category/travelog/ (If you’re not familiar with subscribing with RSS, send us an email and we will explain. It’s easy!)
And later this spring we promise much more news too!
Visit our wine and food travel site here: www.bkwinetours.com !
World’s Best Wine Travel Destinations
(Have to stop this silly ‘world’s best’!)
On the tour program schedule for this autumn’s wine tours we have one trip to Bordeaux and one to Burgundy. You can find the full details on the NEW site! ;-) More will come soon!
Register NOW for an autumn wine tour! On our new wine travel site www.bkwinetours.com !
And don’t forget that we also do custom tours for small or larger groups.
A few interesting reads
(Look! I managed!)
In this issue of the Brief we have quite some debate and discussion. For example: on the new Primeurs Circus in Bordeaux or the curious new classification in the Languedoc. Some of the texts became so long that they did not fit here, so you will have to read them on our blogs. Follow the links in the Brief below!
Britt & Per
PS 1: Do let us know what you think about our new site!
PS 2: If you write a blog: we’d really appreciate your help in getting the word out about our new wine travel site. If you had the possibility to write a line or two about it we’d really appreciate it! Launching a new url is not easy…
You can read the full newsletter, BKWine Brief #92, here!
More on wine:
Guest writers on BKWine.com
Wine videos: BKWine TV